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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lillian S. Moats  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: Detroit, Michigan

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Biographical and Professional Information

Lillian is a former filmmaker of animated short subjects for children and adults, and is now a writer and artist.

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Titles At Your Library

The Gate of Dreams
ISBN: 0963649205

Cranbrook Pr. 1993

Three original fairy tales deal with a dancer who loses her ability to move when she is subjected to an evil governess, a young man who is ridiculed by his neighbors for carving ice sculptures, and a girl who could make bells appear at the snap of her finger

Legacy of Shadows
ISBN: 0966957601

Three Arts Press. 1999

No one goes unaffected by the dreams and failures of our ancestors. In events played out before one is even born, our stories have already begun. Lillian Moats' evocative fictionalized memoir traces the lives of three women whose stories indelibly blend into one during the span of three generations. Intensely moving and untimately hopeful, the story evolved from the author's exploration into the mysterious impact of family history on her own psychology. Moats' distinctive literary style is as much poetry as prose. Conveying psychological nuances in few words, she adopts the format of the journal rather than the novel to explore the legacy of unresolved emotion passed from generation to generation.



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